- a member of the principal tribe of the southern division of the Athabaskan stock of North American Indians, located in New Mexico and Arizona, and now constituting the largest tribal group in the U.S.
- the Athabaskan language of the Navajo.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Navajo, their language, or their culture: a Navajo blanket.
Examples from the Web for navaho
Historical Examples of navaho
The Navaho had drawn rein to tail in behind the pony of his leader.
The country was now unknown ground even to the old Navaho guide.
The only other explanation was that the Navaho had been posted as guard at the cross cliff.
Pete and the wounded Navaho hogtied Lennon with expert quickness.
The young Navaho sprang forward, jabbering to his fellow tribesman.
- plural -ho, -hos, -hoes, -jo, -jos or -joes a member of a North American Indian people of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
- the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum
Word Origin for Navaho
Athabaskan people and language, 1780, from Spanish Apaches de Nabaju (1629), from Tewa (Tanoan) Navahu, said to mean literally "large field" or "large planted field," containing nava "field" and hu "valley." Spanish Navajo was used 17c. in reference to the area now in northwestern New Mexico.